“News leaders regularly discuss and scrutinize their news agencies’ work to gauge how well it reflects the diversity of the communities they cover. Journalists often are encouraged to seek an array of perspectives and interview sources representing a variety of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.”

“But is the same attention given to news agencies’ coverage of women — a group that often is underrepresented in media accounts despite the fact that women make up slightly more than half of the U.S. population?”

“Data from the GMMP show that in 2010, women made up only 24 percent of the people heard, read about or seen in the news.  A report the organization released in 2015 indicates that the number remains unchanged.”

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